How I Found Happiness Amidst Struggle

If there’s one thing I learned in the difficult season my family recently went through, it’s that the key to happiness is not found in carefree, perfect days all strung together as far as the eye can see. That’s not reality. If we wait for the perfect string of days […]

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More “Words I Could Hear”–from an Unlikely Source

I get the biggest kick out of it when God uses something secular to reinforce His Word to me—totally unexpected. He did that last week. Gene and I were watching a silly sitcom. One of the characters is eccentric but every so often he will say something profound which. Of […]

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A Day in Real Life Home Reno

This is the only picture from today. Kelsey and I spent the afternoon shopping and researching for bathroom fixtures, flooring, and tile. Thanks to all things HGTV and Pinterest Kelsey and Caleb have seen more home reno ideas than they know what to do with. My job with Kelsey today […]

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Two Simple Ways to Put First the Important People/Things in Your Life

Today many people go back to work after a long Christmas break and many kids go back to school. Life as it was before the holidays returns. Life-as-it-was may bring the dread of jumping back on the crazy hamster wheel which never slows and of which you feel you can […]

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How Being a Little Grinchy Brings Peace

If you’re anything like me, your angst is growing right along with your Christmas to-do list as the days grow fewer. I need to be ready for Christmas by December 21. Katie and Joe arrive that day and I want to be fully prepared so I can enjoy them and […]

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Navigating Changes in Your Holiday Traditions

“So how was your Thanksgiving?”, a friend at church asked me Sunday morning. She meant it to be pleasant small talk and she really did care. I started my reply with the usual, “Good, thanks for asking”, but before I knew it feelings that I thought were neatly tucked away […]

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Need a Reminder to Pause Today?

I originally posted this blog a few weeks ago. As with any good intentions to make life-changing habits, we need constant reminders. So consider yourself reminded to pause and in doing so meet with God, live more intentionally the life He planned for you, be the person He designed you […]

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Conversation with Anita Lustrea about What God Wished I Knew

I am thrilled to share with you today my conversation with Anita Lustrea on What God Wished I Knew. Recently I was a guest for Anita’s podcast, Faith Conversations. As Moody’s Midday Connection is no more, Anita launched a new ministry–a weekly podcast. Classic Anita comes through no matter who she […]

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